I can't help but wonder how the refs from the Sask/Argo game felt after the league imposed such harsh suspensions and fines for the apparent serious and dirty hits. After all, not a single flag was thrown for either of the instances. I think the officials are going to really start feeling like big brother (not to mention the CIA) are watching. With this in mind, we'll probably start seeing more flags, cuz afer all it is a judgement call. And in a close call, it would look better throwing a flag than not.
On the other hand, the uproar over the league action may have actually helped the Riders. It's been a disappointing year so far, and the fans have been upset. This situation has caused fans to rally behind the team, and I think the team feels it. A local radio station is attempting to raise money for Schultz's fine (as a protest more than anyhing). There's been a lot of anger that has shifted from the team to the league officials. I've noticed a missing ingredient all year from the Riders, and I think it's unity and intensity. Hopefully this incident can bond these guys together. We'll see on saturday night if they can bind together against those pesky Stamps.